Cut to Exterior TWA Boeing 707 flying from right to left across screen

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Cut to: Exterior: TWA Boeing 707 flying from right to left across screen - afternoon, clear sky. Sound: noise of jet engines. Cut to: Interior: TWA Boeing 707 - afternoon. Sound: cool instru- mental version of These Foolish Things'. Close-up: PHILIP, asleep, wearing headphones, his mouth slightly open. Draw back to reveal D£SIR£B sitting next to him, reading Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex. D£SIR£E looks out of the window, then at her wristwatch, then at PHILIP. She twists the knob above his head which controls the in-flight enter- tainment. Sound changes abruptly to narration of'The Three Bears'. RECORDED VOICE : And the Daddy Bear said, 'Who's been sleeping in MY bed ?' and the Mummy Bear said,' Who's been-' PHILIP wakes with a guilty start, tears off his ear- phones. Sound: muted noise of jet engines. 237
D£SIR£E : (smiles) Wake up, we're nearly there. PHILIP : New York ? Already? DESIR£E : Of course, you never know how long you're going to be stacked at this time of the year. Cut to: Interior: VCio-afternoon. MORRIS : (To HILARY) I hope to hell we aren't stacked for hours over Kennedy. Cut to: Exterior: VC io - afternoon. We see the plant head-on. It begins to lose height. Sound: jet engines changing note. Cut to: Exterior: Boeing yoy — afternoon. We see the plane head-on. It begins to bank to the right. Sound: jet engines changing note. Cut to: Interior: Flight deck, VC io - afternoon. BRITISH GAP- TAIN, scanning the sky, looks to his right. Close-up: BRITISH CAPTAIN registers alarm. Cut to: Interior: Flight deck, Boeing yoy - afternoon. Close-up: AMERICAN CAPTAIN registers horror. Cut to: Interior: Flight deck, VC io - afternoon. Looking over the BRITISH CAPTAIN'S shoulder we see the Boeing 707, terrifyingly near, cross the path of the VG 10, banking in an effort to avoid collision. The BRITISH CAPTAIN manipulates the controls to bank in the opposite direction. Cut to: Interior: Boeing joy, passengers* cabin - afternoon. Alarm and confusion among passengers as the plane tilts violently. Sound: screams, cries etc. Cut to: Interior: VC 10 passengers' cabin - afternoon. Alarm and confusion among passengers as the plane tilts violently. Sound: screams, cries etc. Cut to: Interior : Flight deck, VC 10-afternoon. 238 BRITISH CAPTAIN: (coolly into microphone) Hello Kennedy Flight Control. This is BO AC Whisky Sugar Eight. I have to report an air miss. Cut to: Interior: Flight deck, Boeing yoy — afternoon. AMERICAN C A P T A I N : (enraged, into microphone) What the fuck do you think you guys are doing down there ? Cut to: Interior: VC 10 passengers' cabin - afternoon. Sound: babble of conversation - 'Didyou see that?''Must have missed us by inches',' Sure was a near thing ' etc. MORRIS : (mopping his brow) I always said, if God had meant us to fly he'd have given me guts. HILARY : I feel sick. Cut to: Interior: Boeing yoy passengers' cabin - afternoon. Sound? babble of conversation. D£SIR£E : (shakily, to PHILIP) What was that? PHILIP : I think we nearly collided with another plane.

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